Applecross teen to face weapons and drugs charges after East Perth arrest

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AN Applecross teen will appear in court today, charged for allegedly struggling with police after being found with a gun, ammunition and drugs in East Perth overnight.

A police spokesman said officers stopped the 18-year-old after he got out of his car at a service station on East Parade about 11.20pm, Thursday.

“As an officer approached the man’s vehicle, he observed a rifle and silencer in the driver’s side footwell,” he said.

“The man was then arrested after a short struggle.”

Police said a search of the man’s car uncovered a pistol, ammunition, cannabis and methylamphetamine, knives, electronic scales and a balaclava.

The man is facing a number of charges including possession of a firearm in circumstances of aggravation, two counts of possession with intent to sell or supply, possession of stolen or unlawfully obtained property, and possession of a disguise.

He will appear before the Perth Magistrates Court today.

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